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Are Hotels Taking Social Media Too Far?

May 31, 2012

Social media plays a big role in hotels and airlines theses days. Most companies have their own Facebook and Twitter pages where they run special promos, engage directly with guests and loyalty program members, and answer questions. According to this  Flyertalk thread, however, it seems that the staff of one Starwood property have taken social […]

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Rumor: Delta Considering Drastic SkyMiles Changes

March 20, 2012

According to a thread on FlyerTalk, rumors are floating around that Delta is considering changing its SkyMiles frequent flyer program from a distance-flown formula to a revenue-based formula where the number of miles you’re awarded is based on the money you spend, similar to the fixed-value programs of JetBlue, Southwest and Virgin America. Rumored Rollout […]

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Cathay Pacific Temporarily Suspends Codeshare Booking through American Airlines

February 28, 2012

According to this thread on Flyertalk, while Cathay Pacific was upgrading its booking systems, its award availability shown on partner sites has gotten really messed up, specifically through British Airways and American Airlines, and travelers hoping to book codeshare flights on those airlines have hit a wall. Apparently booking agents at BA and AA can […]

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Milepoint.com Launch and iPad Giveaway

March 1, 2011

As many of you know, I am a big fan of Flyertalk, which is probably the most extensive online frequent traveler community out there. I’ve learned a ton over the years and I’ve had the opportunity to give back as well. I’ve met so many interesting people and I continue to get great deals and […]

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10 New Years Resolutions for Miles and Points Addicts

December 31, 2010

UPDATE: Few airlines continue to offer debit cards, severely limiting choices. We can all (myself included) do more to become better points masters. Here are 10 quick tips to maximize your points in the new year. 1) Open up a points-earning checking account/ debit card. Most major airlines have them, like Continental, United, US Airways, […]

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